Parashat Eikev (עֵקֶב) 5782, and Carrots And Sticks …

    This week’s Torah portion, Eikev (עֵקֶב),  is the 46th (46/54 or 52, depending on the year: this year, it’s 54…) reading in the annual cycle.  It’s the third parashah in the book of Dvarim, with the full reading in Dvarim/Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25.

      So this week we have more blessings and curses, incentives to follow the divinely commanded social order laid down by Moshe.  It makes sense, but do we still need such incentives today, when we have education and technology to give reach to the information needed in a modern Democracy?

I look forward to hearing your opinions on this matter, Thoughtful Readers. We can really  Do Better. -Shira Last week was: Parashat Vaetchanan (וָאֶתְחַנַּן) 5782, and Free Legal Utterances   , I look forward to hearing your opinions, Thoughtful Readers. We can really  Do Better. -Shira

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5 thoughts on “Parashat Eikev (עֵקֶב) 5782, and Carrots And Sticks …

    1. Fair enough. My opinion of human nature continues to fall, similarly, but I keep wanting to hope that someday we may outgrow our childishness.

      For now, I agree, both are still mostly necessary, unfortunately.

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